For Flash and Arrow, their seasons so far have not only delved deeper into the characters, but also built up the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow, which will premiere January 21st. However, the moment that happens, the series will go respectively back to their core team stories, with some serious advancement coming.
In terms of Arrow, apparently something big is going to happen with their “big bad” Damien Darhk. So big in fact that they’ve never done it before in the last three seasons of Arrow.
“The back half of the season, we’re pretty much following the same structure that we have in seasons past where obviously the Big Bad gears up. That said, we’re going to throw a hard six in episode 15 that I think will surprise people,” showrunner Marc Guggenheim told IGN while promoting Legends of Tomorrow at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “We’re going to do something that’s never been done before on Arrow with the Big Bad. 15 is a real game-changer episode for us.”
He went on,
“One of the things I felt personally very strongly coming into Season 4 was Season 3 — and I love Season 3. I know Season 3 gets knocked, but there’s a lot of episodes there that I don’t think quite get their due — it ended with this orgy of plot twists, which I love,” he said. “We went into Season 4 going we want Season 4 to resonate for reasons other than the plot twists. We want to come in and be very disciplined and tell a different kind of story. Even looking ahead to Season 5, to tempt fate, how’s that going to be different?”
Arrow Season 4 returns January 20th.